Review says Central Schools doing better than other schools

An independent review carried out by the school planning and coordination division for central and autonomous schools says that central and autonomous schools have instilled significant good practices compared to non central schools. “The story from central schools says that there is an improvement in academic achievement,” said education minister …

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Third Telecom player looking unlikely

In response to a question by The Bhutanese in early June 2015, on the quality of service by Telecom companies, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgye talked about considering the viability of a third operator if the two telecom companies don’t improve their services by September  2015. The government in September said …

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Local leaders give thumbs up for REDCL loans

Local leaders (Gups) are excited to use Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) loans, which have flexible installment schedules to bring further development in their gewogs. Villagers can avail loans at 4 percent interest with no mortgage repayable in 10 years but they need a guarantor. A person can pay …

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Premier School endorsed for excellence in education

The National Education Conference has endorsed the proposal of the ministry of education to establish a Premier School or “School of Excellence” to bring quality education in the country. Initially the plan was to establish a science focused premier school, however, it was further broadened to the field of technical …

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Waste Survey being carried out by Clean Bhutan

Clean Bhutan Organization has started surveying the state of waste management in the capital to check awareness on zero waste policy, advocate behavioral change on sustainable consumption of goods and in finding the root causes of waste problems. Eight interns are doing the survey in areas plagued with waste management …

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Incident Command System for Natural Disasters


An Incident Command System (ICS) is to be put in place during times of disaster. This was decided during the 4th Meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority last week under the Chairmanship of Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay. Discussion on post disaster management; National Disaster Management Strategies; and the need for helipad …

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